By Rick Kam 09:12 am April 09, 2013
The missing ingredient in many PHI privacy and security efforts? The patient. Rick Kam offers suggestions on how to change that.
By Rick Kam 09:06 am March 12, 2013
Healthcare organizations must be deliberate when choosing what data to place in the cloud, understand the risks, and be ready to assume the associated liabilities.
By Rick Kam 09:41 am February 21, 2013
Making a business case for patient data security by educating board-level executives about the financial value of information and why it needs to be accounted like other modern assets.
By Rick Kam 10:56 am January 08, 2013
Rick Kam collects a cadre of tactics from colleagues about the best ways to safeguard patient information from assessing risk to big data and controlling the cloud, to attacking your own leadership with phishing and social engineering campaigns.
By Rick Kam 08:12 am December 07, 2012
Rick Kam of ID Experts and Ponemon Institute chairman Larry Ponemon share tactics gleaned from the field research that produced this year’s report on Patient Privacy and Data Security. Consider them starting points.
By Rick Kam 09:35 am November 27, 2012
No two are alike, but the recipe for conducting a risk assessment includes these key pieces. And it can be done for as little as 1 percent of what a data breach might cost.
By Rick Kam 08:38 am July 30, 2012
When it comes to protecting patient health information, it's what's lacking that matters most. The forthcoming Health Information Privacy Bill of Rights might help.
By Rick Kam 08:44 am June 18, 2012
With mobile devices growing in number and scope, the risks they present are, too. Covered entities can, and must, commit to protecting patients' privacy.
By Rick Kam 10:59 am May 02, 2012
When putting protected health information into the cloud, healthcare organizations need to consider the legal liabilities. That starts with controlling your response to data breaches, and includes an incident response plan.
By Rick Kam 11:36 am April 10, 2012
Safeguarding protected health information is getting thornier, and new federal initiatives not only crack down on HIPAA covered entities but also extend the reach of their responsibility for protecting such data into trading partners. Here's what you need to know about your business associates security practices.